Excess Winter Mortality and Cold Temperatures in a Subtropical City, Guangzhou, China

@inproceedings{Ou2013ExcessWM,
  title={Excess Winter Mortality and Cold Temperatures in a Subtropical City, Guangzhou, China},
  author={Chun-quan Ou and Yun-feng Song and Jun Yang and Patsy Yuen-Kwan Chau and Lin Yang and Pingyan Chen and Chit Ming Wong},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND A significant increase in mortality was observed during cold winters in many temperate regions. However, there is a lack of evidence from tropical and subtropical regions, and the influence of ambient temperatures on seasonal variation of mortality was not well documented. METHODS This study included 213,737 registered deaths from January 2003 to December 2011 in Guangzhou, a subtropical city in Southern China. Excess winter mortality was calculated by the excess percentage of… CONTINUE READING
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